Top universities in Australia: A tried and tested formula for selecting a study-abroad destination is to go by the number of universities it has in world university ranking lists. The more the number of universities listed and the higher they are ranked, the better is the destination considered for education. So, if you are planning to study in Australia, it makes sense to take a close look at the top universities in Australia. If you go by QS World University Rankings 2016/17, Australia has six universities making it to the top 100. And these top universities in Australia are spread across the country, signifying that higher education has a solid foundation in the country.

Based on rankings, Careers360 brings you a comprehensive list of the top universities in Australia, along with a lot of other useful information like eligibility criteria, application timeline and application process.

Top universities in Australia

 

University of MelbourneUniversity of Melbourne:

One of the top universities in Australia and a perennial top-50 member in world ranking lists, the University of Melbourne is a research-intensive university. Its annual research expenditure is, generally, in excess of $850 million, which has helped it incentivise meaningful and groundbreaking research.

The university is home to around 47,000 students, more than 12,000 international from 130 countries. International students can pick from 22 discipline-specific faculties and graduate schools. At the undergraduate level, there are 80 different areas of study. Graduate aspirants can choose from more than 270 courses in disciplines ranging from business to engineering and music to medicine.

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Late December

Postgraduate

End-October (February intake)

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Online using the university application

Postgraduate

Online graduate application portal

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and CAE

Postgraduate

GMAT/GRE (unless you qualify for an exemption)

Australian National UniversityAustralian National University (ANU)

Australian National University is a research-driven university and one of the top universities in Australia. According to QS 2016/17, it is Australia’s top-ranked university and ranks 22 globally. Founded in 1946, ANU is located in Canberra.  

The Emerging Global Employability Survey 2015 lists its graduates as the most employable in Australia. ANU has close associations with other organisations as well as universities, both in Australia and overseas to improve and increase opportunities for its students and scholars to engage and exchange, collaborate and innovate.

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Mid-Dec

Postgraduate

Mid-Dec

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Apply directly to ANU

Postgraduate

University Admissions Centre (UAC) application

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and CAE

University of SydneyUniversity of Sydney

The University of Sydney, along with being an innovation- and research-driven university, is also a major player in other fields as well. For example, in Arts and Humanities, it ranks 14th globally and second in Australia according to QS. Then there are Life Sciences and Medicine as well as Social Sciences and Management, where the university ranks 20th in the world.

 

One of the top universities in Australia, Sydney University has around 60,000 students, with representations from over 130 countries.

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

End-January (March intake)

Postgraduate

Last week of January (March intake)

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Either through the UAC or directly to the university

Postgraduate

Apply directly to the university

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland

The University of Queensland is making a comeback of sorts as, according to the ARWU 2016, it now occupies the 55th position, making a gain of 22 positions from the previous year. It also marks the best result for the university since 2003 and cements its place as one of the top universities in Australia.

 

The core strength of the university lies in teaching, with more Australian Awards for University Teaching in its bag than any other university. Of around 50,000 students at the university, around 14,000 are enrolled in postgraduate programs.

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

End-November

Postgraduate

End-November

How to apply:

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

QTAC or UQ application

Postgraduate

Apply directly to UQ

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale

Monash UniversityMonash University

Established in 1958, Monash isn’t just one of the top universities in Australia, but it consistently ranks within the top 100 universities in the world as well. In fact, if you are planning to study engineering in Australia, it is Monash that leads the way, with THE ranking it the best university in Australia; chemistry is another discipline where it scores highly.

 

Monash offers a comprehensive selection of courses, thereby providing you a platform to achieve your goals, in whatever discipline you choose. These courses include specialist courses and double degree options. The university offers more than 140 double-degrees combinations across all major study fields. 

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Rolling admission(depends on seat vacancy)

Postgraduate

Late November

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Apply directly to Monash

Postgraduate

Directly to Monash

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GMAT

University of New South WalesUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW)

Among the top universities in Australia, the UNSW came into being in 1949. The central areas of its focus include scientific, technological and professional disciplines. A member of the Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities, it was ranked 49th in the 2016 QS World University Rankings. The university is home to 50,000-plus students from 128 countries, giving it a cosmopolitan color and liberal outlook, which encourages international students to take up study in Australia.

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

End-November

Postgraduate

End-November

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

UNSW

Postgraduate

UNSW

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GMAT (650)

University of Western AustraliaUniversity of Western Australia (UWA)

A research-intensive university, the UWA has featured in the top 100 universities in ARWU lists since 2012. The unique course structure of the university seeks to drive innovation and is based on a global model suited to present-day challenges. At the undergraduate level, it offers over 70 majors; importantly, you have the liberty to handpick many of your subjects to match your personality and career goals.

 

One of the top universities in Australia, the university comprises nine faculties and schools, including Business; Education; Engineering, Computing and Mathematics; and Law.

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Early-Dec (Feb intake)

Early-June (July intake)

End-June  (medicine and dentistry)

Postgraduate

No specific deadlines (Must apply at the earliest)

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Directly through UWA’s online application system or through an Agent

Postgraduate

UWA or Agent

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GMAT

University of AdelaideUniversity of Adelaide

Australia’s third oldest university, the University of Adelaide was founded in 1874. It is a member of the Group of Eight and a constant member of the top 1% universities of the world. One of the top universities in Australia, it is well-regarded for its industry-leading research initiatives and world-class education. It has over 50 research centers and 5 research institutes. The total number of students at the university is around 25,000.  The university strives to cultivate critical thinking and build problem solving abilities in its students. Teamwork and communication skills are also its key focus areas.

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

Varies as per programme

Postgraduate

Generally early-Dec

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Apply directly to Adelaide online

Postgraduate

Directly online

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GMAT

University of Technology SydneyUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The highest-ranked young university in Australia and 14th youngest in the world as per QS, the uniqueness of UTS lies in that it offers a number of part-time courses to go with its flexible timetable options like choice between day and evening classes. In all, it offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses, including both traditional and emerging disciplines like built environment, architecture, nursing, business and communication.

 

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

End-Nov (Feb intake)

Postgraduate

End-Nov (Feb intake)

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

Online UTS application or hard application form

Postgraduate

Online UTS application or hard application form

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic and Cambridge English

MBA

GMAT (550) and GPA (2.75 out of 4)

Macquarie University Macquarie University

At barely 50 years, Macquarie may be a young university, but it has tasted success on a global level being ranked within the top 2% of universities in the world. It also has 5-star QS rating to boot, and is strategically located in a high-tech city, which allows its students to take advantage of industry connections. One of the top universities in Australia, it has seen investment in excess of AU$1 billion to make it more responsive to the digital age.

When to apply:

Level

Application deadline

Undergraduate

No specific deadlines ( submit application at least 3 months before)

Postgraduate

End-Oct  (some programmes)

Early-Feb ( Sept  intake)

Application deadlines vary for postgraduate courses. So, students are urged to visit individual departments to get the exact date.

How to apply:  

Level

Application procedure

Undergraduate

UAC

Postgraduate

Online directly to Macquarie University

Exams accepted:

English Proficiency

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Top universities in Australia:

1

University of Melbourne

2

Australian National University

3

University of Sydney

4

University of Queensland

5

Monash University

6

University of New South Wales

7

University of Western Australia

8

University of Adelaide

9

University of Technology Sydney

10

Macquarie University

Also read:

Top universities in USA

 

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